# Deadly mistake in Tree of Life afghan pattern?

#1

Working on the Tree of Life afghan, and I’m baffled by row 16 of the Twin Trees section.

Starting with 180 stitches on the needle, row 16 instructions are:
P12, M1, K4, P8, K4, M1, P12 – 42 sts.

So I did that, and repeated it 3 more times, counting each time to make sure I had 42 stitches - perfect.

The problem: This leaves 20 stitches at the end of the row, with no instructions for what to do with them!

Where did I go wrong?!?!?!? I’m really hoping someone can help me!

Doris

#2

Are you remembering the k4 between each Twin Trees repeat?

The pattern for the afghan starts with 180sts and the Twin Trees pattern starts with 40sts
Row 1 (WS): *K4, work Row 1 of Twin Trees pattern or follow Chart Row 1 for 40 sts; rep from * 3 more times,k4

That makes the repeat 44sts with an additional 4sts at the end. 44 x 4 = 176 and the additional k4 at the end makes 180.

I’ve made this afghan too and loved it.

#3

That’s it! Somehow I couldn’t see it - thank you so much!

#4

I have a similar question!

On Row 2 it says,

Row 2: *P4, work Row 2 of Twin Trees pattern or follow Chart Row 2 for 40 sts; rep from * 3 more times, p4. Continue in established pattern following row-by-row instructions or consecutive rows of Chart for 58 rows, ending with a RS row.

That P4 is what is confusing me. The Twin Tree Row 2,

Rows 2-15: K the k sts and p the p sts as they appear

So do I always P4 and then do the Twin Trees pattern? Or do I alternate K and P for those first 4 in each rep, and the last 4 sts after repeating pattern 3 times?

I’m on Row 3 now, will it be “(P4, twin trees pattern 3 times), P4” or “(K4, twin trees pattern 3 times), K4”?

Thank you for any help it is greatly appreciated!

#5

Welcome to KH!
Row 3 would be K4 on either side of the twin trees pattern, K4, twin trees 4 times total, K4. These 4 sts are in reverse stockinette, purl on the RS, knit on the WS.

#6

Alright, thank you! My afghan’s hero!

#7

I’ve made this blanket too and really enjoyed it.